First Peak of the Blue Ridge Mountains
Historic Saluda, Tryon & Columbus, NC
We spent a week exploring fall fun at the First Peak of the Blue Ridge. You'll find six of the videos on this page, so be sure to scroll down and watch them all, plus watch The Orchard Inn's cooking demo here! We talked about scenic drives, hiking, wineries, farmer's markets, a cooking demo with a farm to table menu, and upcoming events. Have fun watching these clips and then explore our web site for more info on these themes and more.
On the heals of downtown Tryon receiving its official designation as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places, it was also the featured town on UNC-TV's NC Weekend program. Take a look, and then find out more about the places they mention, including Marilyn's Melrose Inn and Pearson's Falls. Search by town to see Tryon's listings for Things to Do and Dining/Shopping.
[Saluda, NC] Green River Adventures, a tourism-based guide service, launched The Gorge, the steepest, fastest canopy tour in the country. Reserve your Zip Line Canopy Tour. The Gorge, which opened in June 2013, features 11 zip lines, a sky-bridge, and 3 rappels in tree-based platforms. Participants will experience a 3-hour tour immersed in nature beginning at the outpost and finishing an unprecedented 1,100 vertical feet at the base of the gorge. Most of the tree-based platforms will have stunning views of the gorge.